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Occombe Farm

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Free farm visit and lunch

Decided to visit as advertised as a free visit to a working farm. There are activity packs at £2.50... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Charlotte0502
via mobile
Not good!

The farm shop has closed down, butchers too, play area was tired and grubby. Cafe was nice but food... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Julie D
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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This organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton is open to the public 7 days a week. You can see farm animals including cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and alpacas, and walk a lovely 2km nature trail with a bird hide. Our Farm Cafe serves local...more
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Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We were at the end of our holiday and decided to take out boys age 8 and 4 for a couple of hours. First impression was fantastic. Lovely small play area with cafe. However as in previous reviews the food prices are extortionate. There is...More

12  Thank Sam2102
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 1, 2013

me and my partner thought we would go into occombe farm for food we had a occombe breakfast, but I ordered a veggie breakfast and ended up with a meat one. anyway my plate was just full of grease just a puddle of it as...More

33  Thank tarb2013
Julian C, Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Please accept our apologies for the error where you received a meat breakfast instead of a veggie one, it was our fault entirely, and we would have been more than happy to swop it to a veggie one for you. With regards to the grease...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

pop in here but food prices too high and can not say there much do ,one thing can say shop very clean in side

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TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on for review and discussion. We are always grateful for customer feedback. Kind regards

Reviewed September 2, 2018

The farm shop has closed down, butchers too, play area was tired and grubby. Cafe was nice but food was average and not that much choice. Staff appeared unhappy. Just generally looked like it was being run down to close.More

Thank Julie D
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Julie, thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to be reviewed. Whilst the farm shop is currently closed we are looking into alternative options. The play equipment had to be removed because it was old and beyond repair but we...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited today for the first time since Easter. We were so shocked at how down trodden, unloved and boring it is now. The play park has been removed, the shop is closed and abandoned, the mini tractors and den building in the barn has gone,...More

2  Thank tars162
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi there, really sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to the Farm this summer. Unfortunately the farm shop tenants moved out early this season and we are exploring a replacement since then. As with all play equipment it reached the end of its life...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit as advertised as a free visit to a working farm. There are activity packs at £2.50 to buy on the gate near the cafe with an honesty box. I would recommend you buy these as gives you a map and activities to...More

2  Thank Charlotte0502
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Farm and Cafe. Kind regards

Reviewed August 15, 2018

No animals, all looked very run down, no farm shop. Play area had a tractor and some very used building blocks for imaginative play ?? Very poor apart from the cafe there is nothing else there. Some of the staff didn’t seem to want to...More

1  Thank jackiejpalmer
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Really sad to hear that you were disappointed when you visited the farm. During the summer months many of our animals are out in the fields grazing but you can often see the sheep and cows from the nature trail. There are also pigs, alpacas,...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

What a shambles! Farm shop closed for the foreseeable future. Went for a walk around the farm - the vegetable areas and polytunnels were overgrown with weeds and looked like no one had touched them for a couple of seasons. There were only 2 pigs,...More

1  Thank Zaphods_Wombat
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Called in to have a catch with a friend pleasant staff clean premises fantastic coffee and hot chocolate and amazing cakes been before for breakfast which was really good fresh products well worth a visit there is also a farm shop on site too

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a bite to eat and to get some local produce for a bbq. I was disappointed from the start, looked shabby and unloved. Couldn’t see any animals and the shop is closed forever. Went to the cafe and ordered an oven baked...More

Thank mrsrarobinson
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Having visited the farm on holiday every year for several years, this year was most disappointing. The farm shop has gone, farm animals are few-2 piglets and a few chickens and ducks, kitchen gardens neglected or overgrown, wonderful light reflecting sculpture abandoned and disintegrating, panoramic...More

Thank TheFensBarnacle
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I visited yesterday with my wife and grown up lads as it had been sold to me as a beer festival. My wife kindly offered to drive Lets start with the parking - there isn't any! Not sure how that got missed when booking. Now,...More

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Completely Free, walk around a 2km nature trail, look at the animals (this is a working farm not a visitor attraction so what you can see changes constantly) and use the bird hide in the woods. All for nothing. All looked... More
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